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  • genre adventure / action / fantasy
  • download size 742 MB
    1Mbit
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 417 user ratings.
  • release date November 30, 1998
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Sierra / Activision
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 2 manuals (53 pages)
  • 7 HD wallpapers
  • KQ8 reference card
  • 10 avatars

What's cool about it:

  • Includes King’s Quest 7: The Princeless Bride and King’s Quest 8: Mask of Eternity
  • From old desert tombs to a grim land of the dead, explore the magical realm of Eldritch and save it from destruction
  • Magical story by Roberta Williams, magnificent landscapes and challenging riddles

Overview:

In King’s Quest 7, take on Roberta Williams’ challenge as you match wits with an evil enchantress bent on your kingdom’s destruction.

Travel through the remarkable worlds of King’s Quest 8, from a dark underground land to a mysterious realm in the clouds. Every turn yields both secret and salvation, and every mystery you solve brings you closer to the fiery confrontation that will determine the fate of an entire kingdom!

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Animated Blood and Gore, Animated Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), AMD/NVidia 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Compatibility notice: King's Quest 8 is incompatible with Intel video devices, such as those installed in netbooks.

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User reviews:

It's not all bad

Posted on 2010-09-09 07:13:21 byTigerITS's avatarTigerITS:

I think everyone can agree that KQ7 is a geat game. However, I also liked KQ8 a lot. You just mustn't expect a King's Quest game, because it isn't. It plays in the same universe, but it is totally different. It is a third person action adventure game with light RPG elements, offering a nice mix of puzzles and action. The graphics may be dated nowadays, but the atmosphere the game creates is great. In my opinion, it is definitely worth a try.

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This is a bitter-sweet adventure package

Posted on 2010-09-07 10:03:13 by2late2die's avatar2late2die:

I think these games shouldn't be sold as a package but rather separately, though I guess that would be the only way to sell King's Quest 8. While KQ6 remains my favorite in the series, KQ7 is a great game. It's got interesting and refreshing characters, great graphics and a fun story. KQ8 on the other hand is, well not very good. I honestly can't comment on the story too much becauseread more I don't remember it well and because I never finished the game. I do remember that it wasn't good enough to keep me playing with all the other flaws - bad graphics, and I don't mean fidelaty (i.e. polygon count), but rather the art direction, which was uninspired to say the least. Worst than that was just the bland boring gameplay. It was like a poor man's RPG or something - some weird mix of combat and adventure gameplay, that didn't work at all.
GoG, you're probably tied to publisher's request, but you'd do your customers a great service if you split this package in two $4.99 games.

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Two VERY different games

Posted on 2010-09-07 09:22:02 byCooper42's avatarCooper42:

Just look at those screenshots. One is a vibrant, lively, charming and witty adventure game of the highest calibre. If you only play one King's Quest game, it shoudl be KQ7. The well-voice-acted female protagonists make a fresh change from the usual fare. A 5 star game.
The other, well... If the dark, muddy screenshots don't put you off, add to this a horrible control mechanism,read more and pointless, dull and reptitive combat on top of a mediocre 3D adventure game.
The 3 stars is simply an average. Alone KQ7 would be 5 stars, and I wouldn't look twice at KQ8.
Ideally KQ7 should have been released alone and at a lower price point. There is no reason, anyone, ever, should have KQ8 wasting hard drive space.

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